Reason has to be strengthened by
suffering and suffering opens the eyes of understanding.
Three-fourths of the miseries and
misunderstandings in the world will disappear, if we step into the shoes
of our adversaries and understand their standpoint.
Unity among the difference races
and the different communities belonging to different religions of India
is indispensable to the birth of national life.
A unity heart can be achieved
between pure hearts, purged of distrust; and that can be achieved only
outside the conference.
I believe in advaita, I
believe in the essential unity of man and for that matter of all that
My motto is Unite now, today if
you can, fight if you must, but in every case avoid British
We are all leaves of a majestic
tree whose truck cannot be shaken off its roots, which are deep down in
the bowels of earth.
Nonviolence is a universal law
acting under all circumstances.
Yajna having come to us with our
birth, we are debtors all our lives and thus for ever bound to serve the
The aim of university education
should be to turn out true servants of the people, who would live and
die for the countrys freedom.
A university never needs a pile of
majestic buildings and treasures of gold and silver. What is does need
most of all is the intelligent backing of public
The State Universities should be
purely examining bodies, self supporting through the fees charged for
University is at the top. A
majestic top can only be sustained if there is a sound
It is not for a democratic state to
find money for founding universities.
There is every reason for being
cautious about founding new universities till India has digested the
newly acquired freedom.
The mechanical university study
deprives us of the desire for originality, years of memorizing cause a
fatigue of the mind that makes most of us fit for the clerical
Untouchability is a hydra-headed
Untouchability is an error of long
Untouchability I hold is a sin, if
Bhagwad Gita is one of our divine books.
Untouchability of foreign cloth is
as much a virtue with all of us as untouchability of the suppressed
classes must be a sin with every devout Hindu.
Untouchability is a terrible
The untouchability of Hinduism is
probably worse than that of the modern imperialists.
Touch-me-notism that disfigures
the present-day Hinduism is a morbid growth.
To remove untouchability is a
penance that caste Hindus owe to Hinduism and to
The removal of untouchability is
one of the highest expressions of ahimsa.
God never made man that he may
consider another man as an untouchable.
I regard untouchability as such a
grave sin as to warrant divine chastisement.
I would far rather that Hinduism
died than that untouchability lived.
I would not sell the vital
interests of the untouchables for the sake of winning the freedom of
I would bend the knee before the
poorest scavenger, the poorest untouchable in India, for having
participated in crushing him for centuries, I would even take the dust
off his feet.
In battling against untouchability,
and in dedicating myself to that battle, I have no less an ambition than
to see a full regeneration of humanity.
If untouchability lives, humanity
Men like me feel that
untouchability is no integral part of Hinduism, it is an
My flight against untouchability is
a flight against the impure in humanity.
We shall dig our own grave if we do
not purge ourselves of this curse of untouchability.
The more I study the Hindu
scriptures, and the more I discuss them with Brahmins, the more I feel
convinced that untouchability is the greatest blot upon
My mother would tell me that the
shortest cut to purification after the unholy touch was to cancel the
touch by touching any Mussalman passing by.
Let us by prayer purify ourselves
and we shall not only remove untouchability but shall also hasten the
advent of Swaraj.
When untouchability is rooted out,
these distinctions will vanish and no one will consider himself superior
to any other.
Untouchability is a blot on
Hinduism. It is a canker eating into its vitals.
Hinduism dies if untouchability
lives, and untouchability has to die if Hinduism is to
Hinduism has sinned in giving
sanction to untouchability.
There is no as far as possible on
the question of untouchability. If it is to go, it must go in its
entirety from the temples as from everywhere else.
Harijan service is a duty the caste
Hindus owe to themselves.
The Hinduism loses its right to
make a universal appeal, it if closes its temple to the
Untouchability is a many-headed
monster and forms, some of them so subtle as not to be easily
Ravana was a rakshasa but
this rakshasi of untouchability is even more terrible than
The removal of untouchability is a
question of the purification of Hinduism.
If untouchability is an integral
part of Hinduism, the latter is a spent bullet.
If untouchability lives, Hinduism
perishes, but if untouchability is eradicated from the Hindu heart root
and branch, then Hinduism has a definite message for the
Hindu-Muslim unity, khaddar
and removal of untouchability are to me the foundation of
So long as the untouchability
disfigures Hinduism, so long do I hold the attainment of Swaraj to be an
It is a crime and a sin to regard a
person as untouchable because he is born in a particular
To say that a single human being,
because of his birth, becomes an untouchable, unapproachable or
invisible, is to deny God.
The attack on untouchability is an
attack on this high-and low-ness.
What crimes, for which we condemn
the Government as satanic, have not we been guilty of towards our own
Anger, lust and such other evil
passions raging in the heart are the real untouchables.
A true man of piety will consider
himself a sinner and, therefore, untouchable.
Diversity there certainly is in the
world, but it means neither inequality nor
We cannot have real independence
unless the people banish the touch-me-not spirit from their
Whilst the Bihar calamity damages
the body, the calamity brought about by untouchability corrodes the very
For me there is a vital connection
between the Bihar calamity and the untouchability
Our struggle does not end so long
as there is a single human being considered untouchable on account of
We are too nearer the scene of
tragedy to realize that this canker of untouchability has travelled far
beyond its prescribed limits and has sapped the very foundations of the
No stone should be left unturned to
bring home to the family members that untouchability is a sin and a blot
The purification required is not of
untouchables but of the so-called superior castes.
Truth and untruth often co-exist;
good ad evil are often found together.
An error does not become truth by
reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because
nobody sees it.
A man of God never strives after
untruth and therefore he can never lose hope.
When there us no desire for fruit,
there is also no temptation for untruth or Himsa.
My name on the lips and black caps
on the heads, what a terrible contrast! What at lie!
Experience convinces me that
permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and
Every bone picked up is valuable
raw material from which useful articles can be made or which can be
crushed into rich manure.
The amount of public support that
an institution can command affords a true measure of its